He is simply known as Sami A. German media have not reported his full name for privacy reasons.
The man, a Tunisian, once protected Osama bin Laden. He has lived in Germany since 1997.
Apparently, he is hiding in Germany.
Bin Laden was the brains behind the al-Qaeda jihadist network. He approved the devastating 9/11 terror attacks on the US in 2001. The hardened warlord was shot dead by US special forces in Pakistan in 2011.
According to witness testimony from a German anti-terror trial in 2005, Sami A served for several months in 2000 as one of Bin Laden's bodyguards in Afghanistan.
Sami A resides with a German wife and four children in the city of Bochum, in western Germany.